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THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION SELECTS AUSTIN FOR LARGEST INTERVIEWING CENTER IN WORLD

THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION SELECTS AUSTIN FOR LARGEST INTERVIEWING CENTER IN
 WORLD
 AUSTIN, Texas, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Donald O. Clifton, chairman of the SRI/Gallup organization announced today plans to open what will become the world's largest interviewing center. The Gallup Organization, which conducts over 1,000,000 telephone interviews annually in conjunction with its public opinion polls and management research studies, selected the city of Austin due to its positive academic environment and excellent employment base, according to Dr. Clifton.
 The plans which will be announced at a July 8 press conference in Austin will outline what Dr. Clifton calls an "excellent example of business, the academic community and the local chamber of commerce working together for the betterment of all".
 Jane Miller, Gallup vice president and executive director of Interviewing explained the new relationship with the Austin community as follows. "Gallup had a need to find interviewers to meet the demand of the research business. As research has a definite academic affiliation, we began our search in communities which could provide a sizable population base within a respected collegiate community. Due to the scope and magnitude of the Gallup undertaking, including the establishment of high-tech communications centers, computer systems and the establishment of a safe and comfortable working environment, we also knew we would require a solid and active Chamber of Commerce. We found everything we were looking for in Austin and couldn't be more pleased."
 The site for The Gallup Organization interviewing center will be close to the University of Texas in order to attract college students to some of the positions. Colleges have historically provided a substantial number of employees due in part to the flexible work schedules offered. University of Texas, along with other colleges in the area, provide an employment base of approximately 100,000.
 "We will be recruiting from the total Austin community," voiced June Miller. "Everyone hired will receive extensive training in Gallup management research techniques and in public interact on." Referring to the hiring of college students, Miller commented, "History has demonstrated that students have particularly benefited from the experience gained when they graduate and begin their careers. In addition," Miller continued, "they sure seem to like the flex hours and the money!"
 According to Dave Pleiss, general manager of the Austin based Gallup Interviewing Center, hiring will begin immediately. Those interested should call the toll free numbers, 800-759-8490, or 800-999-5914, for more information.
 EDITORS NOTE:
 A press conference is scheduled for July 8; 10:30 a.m. at the Omni Austin at FIC Centre.
 Speaking will be his Honor Bruce Todd, Mayor of Austin and Dr. William Cunningham, president of the University of Texas. Also in attendance will be prominent members of the academic community including presidents from the Austin area community colleges.
 Representing the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce will be Darrell J. Glasco, director of Business Development.
 Representing The Gallup Organization will be Dr. Donald O. Clifton, chairman of the board; Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez Molina, director of Hispac? Research; Jane Miller, vice president and executive director of Interviewing and Dave Pleiss, general manager for the Austin Office.
 Initially Gallup will provide 150 jobs with plans calling for a total of 500 plus.
 Austin has also been selected by Gallup to be their base for Hispanic Studies.
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 CONTACT: Jane Miller of The Gallup Organization, Inc., 402-489-9000, or fax, 402-486-2488 -- -- X909 07/07/92
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